Third Eye Stimuli with the latest from Aussie psychedelic folk rockers ‘Super Giant IV’ from The Uplifting Bell Ends;
Aussie psychedelic folk rockers, The Uplifting Bell Ends bring us their epic 5th album, ‘Super Giant IV’ — what the band are calling “the finale of the Super Giant saga”.
During the pandemic in 2020/21, The Uplifting Bell Ends visionary and vocalist James French and multi-instrumentalist Chet Tucker found themselves living in a remote community in the Northern Territory, Australia. It was during their time living in the desert that the two friends wrote the new album together. It’s clear that their experiences and distance from home made an impact as the new album tells stories of travel, nature, isolation, love and longing for connection.
When the two of them finally came home for Christmas 2021 and reunited with the band, the bulk of the tracks were laid down at Luke Moroney's family home in Kareela — where nearly all Uplifting Bell Ends albums have been captured. Instruments and recording gear were sprawled across the make-shift living room studio, with James and Chet heading the sessions and members popping in and out to lay down their parts.
The Uplifting Bell Ends’ forthcoming album ‘Super Giant IV’ shows yet another colour in the band’s eclectic palette, tied together by their conceptual brilliance, underrated musicianship and French’s knack for writing some of the most unforgettable rock n roll lyrics you’ll hear today. Departing from their usual psychedelic and garage rock songs, the album explores influences from American rock of the late 60s and early 70s, as the band draws from country rock, folk, blues and outsider music.